Check In On Your Mental Health & Wellbeing
It's really important that we check in on our mental health and wellbeing regularly. Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more.
The NHS's Every Mind Matters hub is full of really useful expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Our own wide range of mental health guides are also perfect for learning more about work and mental health, managing low mood and depression, building your self-esteem and lots more! Check out all the guides right here, they're all free to read, download and print.
Here's a preview of some of the great advice you'll find over at Every Mind Matters...
Self-care and social media
Cooped up and locked down, lots of us have clocked up some serious hours online. Jade and her friend KB share tips on how to avoid getting stressed from your socials and what else they do to feel good.
What is low mood? Am I depressed?
Everyone feels low or down from time to time. It does not always mean something is wrong. Feeling low is common after distressing events or major life changes, but sometimes periods of low mood happen for no obvious reason.
You may feel tired, lacking confidence, frustrated, angry and worried. But a low mood will often pass after a couple of days or weeks, and there are some easy things you can try and small changes you can make that will usually help improve your mood.
If you're still feeling down or no longer get pleasure from things for most of each day and this lasts for several weeks, you may be experiencing depression.
The tips on this page should help, but if you need further support, check out the links at the bottom of the page. Whatever level of support you need for your low mood or depression, the NHS is here to support you.
Our personal lives and relationships
Loneliness can affect anyone, young or old, and can happen in any situation.
We may live in a busy city or a rural location, on our own or with others and still feel isolated. And no matter where we are, the COVID-19 outbreak has made it harder to be with others, which can lead to feelings of loneliness.
We may be isolated physically or feel alone in a crowd, or we might be emotionally isolated because of something we have experienced that's difficult to share.
Sometimes important life events make us feel lonely, like leaving school or work, moving home, or having a baby. We may also face discrimination, which can make us feel isolated or excluded.
There are lots of sources of support and information that can help if you're feeling lonely.